The Crafty Potter 077 3239 3040
The Crafty Potter 077 3239 3040                               




All Sessions need to be booked for in advance.


To book - Simply ring the studio, we check availability & book you in


The sessions are taught individually on a 1:1 basis,

unless you are coming as a couple, with friends or part of a group. They are all suitable for beginners & no prior knowledge is necessary.


The sessions make great gifts and are all available as gift vouchers


We have two potters wheels in the studio.


Come & have some fun throwing pots. An Individual session lasts around 60-90 minutes.You get a ball of clay and are guided through the basic steps to make a pot. Once you have done your first pot with assistance, you then get a second ball of clay and time to practice on the wheel yourself.



You can have your pots fired then return to paint them in the studio at a cost of £3.50 per pot, or alternativley you take them home to air dry on the day.


Note: Children need to be aged 7 years and over so that they can reach the peddles safely & follow the instructions given to them.There is maximum of 2 adult spectators during children's sessions. Spectators also need to be booked in due to covid restrictions on numbers.


This is for those that had done the wheel experience session & would like to continue to learn & develop their skills on the potters wheel.


The membership allows you access to the studio & the wheel tools. Once joined simply ring the studio & book in your session.


Sessions are from 1.5+ hours & includes 20 minutes of 1:1 support & tuition. Evening sessions are also available from our home studio between 6.30-9pm.


We have two membership packages:

  • £40 month gives you 6 hours of studio time per month. 
  • £65 a month gives you 12 hours of studio time per month.

Tuition Includes...

preparartion of clay, basic throwing methods, advanced skills, altered wheel pots, trimming & reclaiming clay.


A 12.5kg bag of clay can be purchased at the studio at a cost of £12.50


Firing Options...


  • £4 per item, this includes the use of the studio glazes & the 2 firings needed.
  • 2 x shelves in the kiln £15 per fire ( use your own glazes), note we only fire 06 glazes in the studio kiln
  • Take them home to air dry


The Pottery Experience is a great fun introduction to clay. The session starts by rolling your sleeves up & throwing some pots on the wheel, this is followed by a few hours of handbuilding, using either the tradional coiling or slab buildind methods.


You are shown the basic steps to mould, shape & assemble your clay, then left to create your masterpiece.



We have lots of ideas in the studio & help on hand by our friendly team. The session ususally lasts around 2.5 -3 hours, but you can take as long as you need, there is no time limit on the day.


Vases, pet dishes, bird houses, lidded pots are all popular makes during this activity, anything goes and the choice is yours


2 hour class, Suitable for both Adults & Children.


In this step by step class you are shown how to prepare & texture a slab of clay. You will then build your cup,add decoration and a handle. The class draws to an end by glazing your cup,ready for collection 3 weeks later.



3-4 hour class.

Come & join us making a fabulous little breakfast set

This class uses the pottery wheel, GR Forms and slabs to make a Cereal bowl,Breakfast plate, Toast plate and either a Mug or juice tumbler.


There is nothing nicer than eating your breakfast from your very own handmade pots.


The class includes simple glazing ready for collection 3-4 weeks later. Should you wish to design and glaze your own pots, this is an additional £10.

Homeware Pottery Class £25

Aprox 2 - 2.5hr class

Come join us making any Homewear item in clay by hand. Plates, platters, butter dish's, fruit strainers, pet dishes - there is loads of choice and you can choose on the day.


In this class items are usually built from slabs of clay, we show you how to prepare & cut the clay before assembling and adding texture. 



The class includes simple glazing by sharon ready for collection, should you wish to paint this yourself at the end of the session, it is an additional £3.50. add 30-45 minutes to your visit.

Flower Making Class £40

In this 3-4 hour flower making class, we show you how to make a variety of flowers, there are loads to choose from

daisies, daffodils,roses carnations, hydrandas,dahilias to name a few.

Pick which flowers you wish to make and we show you step by step how to create them in clay.


The class includes simple glazing by sharon, ready for collection 3-4 weeks later. Should you wish to return to glaze your flowers yourself, it is an additional £8.

The Crafty Potter Experience Day £65pp

This fabulous fun filled day explores lots of elements of pottery making.


You will cover pot throwing on the wheel making 2-3 pots, followed by building an item by hand. The day comes to an end painting an item of Bisque pottery.


You will choose an item to make from our many ideas in the studio, then you are shown you the pottery method to built it, showing you how to shape, blend & attach the clay together to form your masterpiece.


Bring a packed lunch with you, or take a break whilst you have lunch in either the Barn cafe ot the Two Birds tea room (additional cost).


Hot drink included


Once your creations are made, relax with some pottery painting, we have loads of bisque pots to choose from and its a lovely way to bring the day to an end.


10.15 - 4pm ish

Pottery Classes for children...


Although all our classes can be adapted &  attended by children, the following are specifically designed for children between 6-12 years of age.


Adults can also take part in these classes with an accompaning child. These session's make a fabulous family day out for parents, grandparents or guardians to spend quality time together whilst being creative. 


A fun & creative way for children 6 years & over to experience clay in a fun environment.


The children simply choose what they wish to make from our examples & ideas in the studio... it may be a pen pot, wild thing pot or animals.

The choice is limitless and you wont be stuck for ideas.


You are shown step by steps on how to build,assemble & join the clay to make your creation.

or you may just want simple instructions & go it alone


The session needs to be booked in advance. Session is around 1.5 hrs. Cold drink included.


Glaze firing is optional at £4 or you can take your creation home with you at the end of the session.




This very popular 1.5hr class shows the children how to make a clay pot using sausages (coils) of clay, we then spend time making it into a wild thing of their choice (There are loads to choose from!)

Step by step support is given throughout. Aimed at children 6years & over


Glaze firing is optional at £4, or you can take your creation home to air dry after the session.

Wall buddies £25

Aprox 2hr class, making 1 of our Wall buddies. 

You are shown how to assemble the body structure using pinch pots, we then add arms and legs before adding details to make the face.

They are finished by adding texture and or clay accessories to make your own unique wall buddy. There are loads of ideas to choose from.


Glaze firing is optional at £4 and can be done at the end of the session - add 30-45 minutes to your session. Collection is 3-4                                         weeks later.


The children can make any animal they wish in this step by step class.

They will learn the basics of shaping & blending to produce a fabulous animal in clay.


Glaze firing is optional at £4, or you can take home the creation to airdry.


session lasts around 1.5hrs and includes a cold drink.



For younger children 10 years & under we have clay play.


Simply roll up their sleeves and let them squish and squash with a ball of clay & our cutters & tools


Its great sensory stimualtion for toddlers.


There is no tuition in this session, but we do have some very simple modelling books for ideas.


Our younger visitors have made some great creations in these sessions.


Home Education Group £10pp


We run a Home education group on a Thursday Afternoon 1-3pm*, here families & children being Home educated can meet up whilst exploring their creative sides in clay.


No charge for parents unless you wish to have your own tools & equipment for your own creation! 


During the sessions, We make & do whatever clay activity each child wants** - there are loads of ideas in the studio and help will be available during the session. Creations are taken home to air dry at the end of each session, or they can be fired ready for glazing during another session.


*Runs during school term time only

** Clay activities only, Paint a pot Activity not included in the sessions (you can paint pots you have made & had fired).





Here at The Crafty Potter you can treasure those little hand & footprints forever, we can even do paws!!


we make an impression of the hand or foot in clay and then cut this into a plaque that can be wall hung.










You can have just 1 print or go mad and have the whole family.


Once we have your prints, you choose your colours & leave us to do our magic.


Collection is around 4 weeks later.




TUES: 10-3pm*

WED: 10-3pm*

THUR: 10-3pm*

FRI: 10-3pm*

SAT: 10-4pm*





* We may not be in the studio if no one is booked in



The Crafty Potter

Heskin Hall Shopping Village

Heskin Hall Estate

Wood Lane





077 3239 3040

 Friendly Reminder:


Due to very limited space


All handmade & painted pots are only kept in the studio for 4 weeks.


Uncollected pots will be thrown away.


Please let us know if you are unable to collect your pot & need us to keep it a little longer for you



If we are not in the studio, dont worry, Simply take your ticket number to the desk "under the stairs" nr the potter, and the staff will kindly get your pots for you.


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